Category Chili Dogs

Charlie Joseph’s – LaGrange, GA

Heading down to the Middle East (of Alabama), we were rolling down I-85 and realized that we were running out of choices, rapidly, for lunch (if we wanted to eat soon) when I remembered seeing a sign about chili dogs last time we went to Pine Mountain.  Nearing 185, I saw the sign for Charlie […]

Chris’ Hot Dogs – Montgomery, AL

I hadn’t heard about Chris’ Hot Dogs until we got to Montgomery.  I was telling someone about the glorious pulley bone at Martin’s, when they asked “Have you been to Chris’?”  A quick search found out that they were a Montgomery institution that I’d never heard of – open since 1917. The next afternoon for […]

Zesto’s of West Columbia – West Columbia, SC

After our visit to Bernie’s and the comments I received, I knew that the next time I was in Columbia, I’d have to try Zesto of West Columbia.  With a business meeting in Columbia in the morning, we stopped at Zesto on the way back to Atlanta.  Originally part of a national chain, dating back […]

Short Leash Dogs: Sit… Stay – Phoenix, AZ

One of my guides for food in Phoenix on this trip, was this article from – the 12 Essential Restaurants in Phoenix.  And it led me to a hot dog place, which arose from a food truck, for lunch – Short Leash Dogs.  The tag line is “Become a Naan Believer”.  I love a good […]

Pop’s Dawg House – Dallas, GA

Here’s an admonition about the power of suggestion…. Several months back we were driving up to Cartersville to meet someone for dinner and we passed by this place in the dark and I thought “Hmmm.  I didn’t know there was a barbecue place there”, and made a mental note.  Tonight, when we were looking for […]

Lucky Dog – Suwanee, GA

I remember several months ago when I read Marie Let’s Eat’s paean to the Vienna hotdog, I thought that I ought to try one of those.  As I was lone wolfing for lunch today, and looking for something quick and close to the office, I remembered seeing Lucky Dog when I was heading up Buford […]

The Varsity – Atlanta, GA

I can’t believe that I’ve never said a word about the Varsity.  Perhaps because I’ve eaten there for at least forty-five years, I assumed that, at some point in this adventure, I had.  It’s been part of the backdrop of my life:  We ate there before Braves’ games while Hank Aaron was chasing Babe Ruth’s […]

Yellow Jackets Hot Dogs – Ellenwood, GA

In the continuing search for the elusive “genuine” yellow jacket hot dog, I’m generally willing to drive all over the place.  Today’s adventure, as we started towards Savannah, took us through Ellenwood in Henry County. And it took us to another place that came from the google search that stemmed from the discussion that led […]

Olympic Flame – Atlanta, GA

I’m going to guess that fifty or more times, in the past six years, I’ve driven by the Olympic Flame.  And on nearly every one of those occasions, it has been closed.  But I had been intrigued by the sign – “You need to eat.  We need the money.”  Then a month or so ago, […]

Nu-Way Weiner Stand – Macon, GA

On multiple previous occasions, I had tried to go to Nu-Way Weiner Stand and failed.  It seems that we always were driving through Macon either before lunch or on a Sunday, neither being times that worked (they’re open 6:00 am – 7:00 pm weekdays and 7:00 am – 6:00 pm on Saturday).  Over a holiday […]